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Kindergarten Roundup - Township Links

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*Please note that not all townships have updated their Kindergarten Registration page. Please check the page to make sure information is for the 2019-2020 school year.

News Articles


Let Kids Play - The New York Times

The most famous painting of children at play is “Children’s Games,” the 1560 work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder of a town square in which children from toddlers to adolescents (scholars have counted 246) are playing a range of timeless games. There are dolls and marbles and tiddlywinks, ball games and climbing games and riding games (scholars have counted 90 or so). The children are the only ones in town, and their activities offer a kind of taxonomy of play. READ MORE

How to Play Our Way to a Better Democracy - The New York Times

Before he died, Senator John McCain wrote a loving farewell statement to his fellow citizens of “the world’s greatest republic, a nation of ideals, not blood and soil.” Senator McCain also described our democracy as “325 million opinionated, vociferous individuals.” How can that many individuals bind themselves together to create a great nation? What special skills do we need to develop to compensate for our lack of shared ancestry? READ MORE

7 Skills Preschoolers Develop While They Play, Because There's More To Fun & Games Than You Thought - Romper

Look into my preschool classroom, and you'll see a colorful space where a group of 4-year-olds are happily playing. Some are making towers out of wooden and foam blocks. A few are "cooking" dinner in the play kitchen. Students are painting with watercolors and gluing yarn onto empty tissue boxes. Two more are pouring water in and out of cups and funnels in a large table. It looks like so much fun, you might wonder: What does this play have to do with learning? READ MORE

The Case for Creative Play in a Digital Age

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents of young children to go for high-quality traditional toys rather than elaborate digital ones. READ MORE

Parent Resources

Read Aloud with Children of All Ages

“THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY for building knowledge for their eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children,” stressed Becoming a Nation of Readers, a 1985 report by the Commission on Reading. Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children (1998), a joint position statement of the International Reading Association (IRA) and NAEYC, echoes Wells (1985) and Bus, van IJzendoorn, and Pellegrini (1995): “The single most important activity for building these understandings and skills essential for reading success appears to be reading aloud to children.” READ MORE

 

NJ Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program

Listed in the chart below are the minimum required number of doses your child must have in order to enroll/attend a child care/preschool facility in NJ. Additional vaccines are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), but only the following are required for child care/preschool attendance in NJ. CLICK HERE FOR CHART

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